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LePrevost, Catherine E.; Storm, Julia F.; Asuaje, Cesar R.; Cope, W. Gregory – Journal of Extension, 2014
Migrant and seasonal farmworkers are typically Spanish-speaking, Latino immigrants with limited formal education and low literacy skills and, as such, are a vulnerable population. We describe the development of the "Pesticides and Farmworker Health Toolkit", a pesticide safety and health curriculum designed to communicate to farmworkers…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Hispanic Americans, Poisoning, Agricultural Laborers
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Doggett, Diana; Marken, Dory M.; Caldwell, Diana J. – Journal of Extension, 2014
Grandparents raising grandchildren represent a population of adults who confront complex interpersonal and environmental challenges. The intent of this case study was to gather and interpret evaluative data to better understand the impact of a 1-day community education program for grandparents who raise their grandchildren. Extension's philosophy…
Descriptors: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Community Education, Family Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Brandon, Dorothy P.; Wilson, Constance; Carter, Jannie; Johnson, LaKeisha – Journal of Extension, 2014
The challenge to provide incarcerated youth the skills needed to succeed and avoid recidivism has prompted the use of family-systems approaches in juvenile detention centers. A quasi-experimental study was conducted in northern Alabama to determine the impact of a conflict resolution workshop on the family members of incarcerated youth. Results…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Conflict Resolution, Workshops, Quasiexperimental Design
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Zimmerman, Julie N. – Journal of Extension, 2013
The American Community Survey provides detailed demographic data on local communities and populations. While the American Community Survey provides data useful for Extension, the data are more complicated, users must understand data reliability, and many resources are designed to help the regular, not the occasional, user. The Kentucky: By The…
Descriptors: Community Surveys, Demography, Extension Education, Information Sources
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Young, David; Weinert, Clarann; Spring, Amber – Journal of Extension, 2012
The demographic and socioeconomic impacts of the baby boomer generation turning 65 in 2011 will be magnified in rural areas where elderly are already disproportionately represented. The overall goal of a collaborative, community-based project was to improve the health literacy, health outcomes, and overall well-being of rural elderly in four…
Descriptors: Well Being, Older Adults, Rural Extension, Health Education
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Helfrich, Christine M.; Fetsch, Robert J.; Benavente, Janet C. – Journal of Extension, 2011
The prevalence of overweight children and adults has been increasing steadily over the past three decades. Behaviors related to diet and nutrition are often established in early childhood. Toddlers most often develop healthy eating habits through parent modeling. Due to the steady increase in obesity in children, there is a clear need for…
Descriptors: Obesity, Nutrition, Child Rearing, Eating Habits
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Wilson, Kristina; Hahn, Laura; Gonzalez, Patricia; Henry, Kimberly; Cerbana, Christine – Journal of Extension, 2011
The study reported here evaluated the efficacy of Partners in Parenting (PIP), which, in collaboration with Colorado State University Extension, was implemented in seven counties across Colorado. A total of 54 parents took part in the study. A pretest/posttest design was used to assess short-term changes in parenting practices, parental attitudes,…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Parenting Styles, Extension Agents, Parent Education
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Kinsey, Sharon B. – Journal of Extension, 2011
Action Learning can be effectively used in both large and small businesses and organizations by employees, stakeholders, or volunteers through this "learning by doing" approach to evaluate an issue or issues of importance to the organization. First developed in the 1940s, Action Learning has increasingly been used as a method to explore questions…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Wortmann, Charles S.; Glewen, Keith L.; Williams, Susan N. – Journal of Extension, 2011
Adoption resulting from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Crop Management Diagnostic Clinic (CMDC) field days was evaluated using an on-line survey. Respondents reported significant gains in skills because of CMDC, but the gains were similar across skill areas. Adoption was affected by compatibility with the cropping system, relative advantage,…
Descriptors: Skill Analysis, Skill Development, Mail Surveys, Program Effectiveness
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Brodeur, Cheri Winton; Higgins, Cynthia; Galindo-Gonzalez, Sebastian; Craig, Diane D.; Haile, Tyann – Journal of Extension, 2011
Voluntary county personnel turnover occurs for a multitude of reasons, including the lack of job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and job embeddedness and lack of proper training. Loss of personnel can be costly both economically and in terms of human capital. Retention of Extension professionals can be improved through proper training or…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Human Capital, Job Satisfaction, Extension Agents
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Nyquist, Helen; Rhee, Yeong; Brunt, Ardith; Garden-Robinson, Julie – Journal of Extension, 2011
The effectiveness of online messages to change dietary intake and level of physical activity was assessed. Thirty-six volunteers completed a 26-item pre- and post-intervention online survey and received a total of 36 email messages about MyPyramid, food labels, healthier lifestyles, and physical activity. Participants reported increased fiber…
Descriptors: Intervention, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Pilot Projects
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Schneider, Sandra B.; Brock, Donna-Jean P.; Lane, Crystal Duncan; Meszaros, Peggy S.; Lockee, Barbara B. – Journal of Extension, 2011
A hybrid Extension project is introduced that uses a traditional Extension delivery model without the complete infrastructure of Cooperative Extension Services. The absence of this local organizational support and infrastructure necessitates new thinking regarding how Information Technology (IT) can support this project and hybrid Extension…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Information Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Delivery Systems
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Lamie, R. David; Barkley, David L.; Markley, Deborah M. – Journal of Extension, 2011
Rural small businesses struggling against the current of competition from "big box" retailers, weak consumer demand, and on-line shopping options must find strategies that work. Many are finding that adoption of e-commerce strategies is a key to survival, even prosperity. This article highlights the lessons learned from a recent case study…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Small Businesses, Internet, Online Systems
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Doty, Jennifer; Doty, Matthew; Dwrokin, Jodi – Journal of Extension, 2011
Family Life Education (FLE) websites can benefit from the field of user experience, which makes technology easy to use. A heuristic evaluation of five FLE sites was performed using Neilson's heuristics, guidelines for making sites user friendly. Greater site complexity resulted in more potential user problems. Sites most frequently had problems…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Family Life, Web Based Instruction, Web Sites
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Brinkman, Patricia; Hart, Melanie; Olinsky, Christine; Merkowitz, Rose Fisher – Journal of Extension, 2011
People facing unemployment or who are underemployed need access to community and financial information and resources 24/7. Collaborating with community agencies and organizations, FCS educators developed a website with comprehensive local and state resources and educational tools that the consumer might otherwise not have been aware were…
Descriptors: Structural Unemployment, Community Information Services, Web Sites, Access to Information
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